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Fearless Females

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

A panel discussion for women and girls ages 12+ interested in leadership, business, and STEM.  Come hear successful women in various fields tell their journey to success and the obstacles along the way.  Then participate in round table discussions with female leaders where you can ask questions and get advice for your own success journey whether you're in school or in the marketplace.  Sponsored by Golden Ratio Robotics

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Dungeons & Dragons

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 6-12. Join a D&D Adventuring Group! Rules taught to beginners, and experienced players are also welcome. Pre-generated characters and all supplies provided, just bring your imagination! Cooperative play emphasized, so come and help your group succeed! For information on rules and game play visit http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules . Limit 6.


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Craft for Australian Wildlife

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Join us to craft for Australian wildlife! After the Australian wildfires, wildlife has been displaced. Help the cause by sewing, knitting, or crocheting useful items that rescuers can use like joey pouches, animal nests, hanging pouches for microbats, and more!


We encourage those who wish to participate to bring supplies with them. Want to sew? Helpful fabric includes cotton, linen, and bamboo based fabric. Want to crochet or knit? Wool, cotton, and bamboo yarns are best. Participants can also bring sewing machines, crochet hooks, and knitting needles or looms. The library will provide some supplies as well. 


After the program, the library will mail any completed items to rescue efforts.


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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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See the Show! Become a Pro!

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Recommended for Kindergarten and up. It’s the Super Hit, Total-Participation, Interactive Program where kids become the “Rock-Star” jugglers and balancers just like Pro Juggler Jason Kollum!The show will WOW families, as balls, clubs, rings, and spinning balls will all be sent flying through the air.Then, it’s the total-participation, hands-on workshop where kids get to actually try out skills they got to see in the show!

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Balloon Creation Station

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 8 & Up. This is a total participation workshop that teaches kids the "tools" that balloon twisters use to create amazing balloon sculptures, with a cool advanced balloon sculpture created right in front of them! Then, every child gets to make a variety of balloon sculptures that they then get to keep!


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Cub Scout Pack 457

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Spaces Reservation
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Maker Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
All ages (age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Led by Ryan Brock, create your own tech-based project and learn about microcontrollers, soldering, wiring, and programming in these hands-on sessions. Participants do not need to attend every session but MUST come to the first session in order to choose a project. Most projects will take multiple sessions. Limited to 20. There will be a fee for some supplies after projects are chosen.
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Film Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

The group will now meet on the third Monday of every other month.

Watch the film on your own before our discussion. We watch classic to current films that may have violence, language, sexual content, and/or subtitles.

January: Heathers (1988)


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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 3 1/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up your free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Book Busters

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grade 3 and 5.Join us each month as we will read a book from a different genre, then discuss the book. We will follow up with a group activity. Feel Free to bring a snack while we discuss the book.

Dec. 17 - Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Jan. 21 - Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Feb. 18 - BFG by Ronald Dahl

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Chicago Wolves Player Visit

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North
All ages. Come and meet Chicago Wolves hockey player, Brayden Pachal check out his hockey gear and find out about his path to success. There will be an autograph session after the presentation.
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Books on Tap: A 20's/30's Book Club-Cary Ale House

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library

Meets at the Cary Ale House. Eat, drink, and talk shop about books with others in their 20’s and 30’s. Each meeting we discuss a title chosen by the group. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info.


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Northwood Acres Home Owners Association

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Spaces Reservation

Hooked on Books

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Join our book group for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Circulation Desk.

We will discuss Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield
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Romantic Chocolate Desserts

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
It is chilly outside but warm and cozy inside by the fire.  Chef Susan Maddox will prepare some wonderful sweets and desserts to share with you.  These recipes will become new family favorites during these cold months. Come join the evening of learning and laughing. An evening surely not to be missed.
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Cary Park Dist. Preschool Visit

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
The Cary Park District Preschool classes with visit the library for a special storytime and tour.
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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Turning Pages Together

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Join our book group for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Circulation Desk.

We will discuss Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield
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Science Patrol (Ages 3-6 w/adult)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 3-6 with an adult. Parents, here’s a fun way to experience science with your child. 

I can make my hand bend: We will make a model of a hand with straws.

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers. Pick up free tickets at the Service Center.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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